Embellished Bridesmaid Dresses

One of my favourite types of SBB post is our bridesmaid fashion posts, because it gives me a chance to indulge in the latest fashion and lust over some gorgeous gowns and gown trends. And if there’s one current gown trend that really makes me get my ‘ooh’ on, it’s long, embellished dresses – those beaded and sequined beauties that immediately raise the style stakes when you see them on a bridal party. Even better, a mismatched bridal party, so there’s multiple dresses to fall in love with. If you’ve been loving this trend, you’ve probably noticed that there are a couple of specific dresses that have become synonymous with this look, and that those dresses happen to have been designed by one label, Adrianna Papell. Available in both the US and UK (and of course, shipping to SA from either), I’ve seen these gowns on everything from whole bridal parties, to maids of honour, to brides themselves (they’re perfect for an elopement or reception dress, or for a really chic engagement shoot look). Basically, we love Adrianna. So I thought it was high time that we did a post specifically dedicated to her dresses, and to this absolutely gorgeous bridesmaid look. As always, just click on any of the product images below to shop (or for UK shopping links click here).

Image sources (top to bottom, left to right): 1- Ashley Seawell Photography via Style Me Pretty; 2- Photo Philosophies via Ruffled; 3- Tamiz Photography via Style Me Pretty; 4- Nancy Ray Photography via Style Me Pretty; 5- Heather Nan Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs; 6- KT Merry via Style Me Pretty

Image sources (top to bottom, left to right): 1- Mister Phill via Love My Dress; 2- Wai Reyes via Style Me Pretty; 3- Woodland Fields Photography via Project Wedding; 4- Lauren Peele via Style Me Pretty; 5- Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema via Style Me Pretty; 6- Scott Clark Photo via 100 Layer Cake

Image sources (top to bottom, left to right): 1- Kristen Kilpatrick via Snippet & Ink; 2- Brookelyn Photography via Grey Likes Weddings; 3- Juliet Elizabeth via Elizabeth Anne Designs; 4- Jessica Burke via Style Me Pretty; 5- Ryan A. Stadler Art + Photography via Wisconsin Bride

Image sources (top to bottom, left to right): 1- Our Labor Of Love via Style Me Pretty; 2- Katherine Stinnett Photography via Rustic Wedding Chic; 3- Orange Photographie via Snippet & Ink; 4- Gina & Ryan Photography via Style Me Pretty; 5- via The Wedding Library; 6- Bryce Covey Photography via Style Me Pretty